I love my life and all the people that make it so special!I have been married 2 wonderful years to the best man ever! We have a beautiful 15 month old baby girl. She is the love of my life and sure does keep me busy. I quit teaching after 7 years and I am thoroughly enjoying my new job as a stay at home mom. We both lived in Kentucky until we were 32. We left the beautiful bluegrass state and now live in Houston, TX. My husband is a first year pediatric cardiology fellow at Texas Children's Hospital. We will always love everything about KY and we miss watching CATS games, horses, Keeneland and especially our friends and family. We are truly blessed for this opportunity in TX and are slowly adjusting. Thanks for stopping by and reading about the adventures of my little family!
After teaching preschool for 7 years I already understood the importance of not saying, "No!" Once Sidney was mobile I found myself saying it several times one day. I have since then made a conscious effort to "no saying no" at our house. It is difficult when you see your child about to make a huge mess, hurt themselves or hurt something in the house. I read somewhere that a toddler hears no about 400 times a day. Not only is it negative, but it weakens the meaning of the word. I am trying really hard to use redirection and positive reinforcement and save saying, "no" for emergencies when she is really is in danger. I found 2 helpful articles today and I thought I would share them.